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September Patient of the Month: Mateo
When Mateo was just two years old, his parents were shocked to discover that their toddler developed leukemia. They met with the hematology and oncology specialists at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and began a treatment protocol that brought Mateo back to health—along with some entertainment from his spirited little sister! Mateo, now 10, is a healthy, typical kid who loves running around with his friends.
New Device Helps Children with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Manage Seizures
Grant is the first pediatric patient in South Florida to utilize the SenTiva VNS device, which is currently the smallest and lightest responsive therapy for epilepsy available on the market. The device, used in combination with epilepsy medications, has been shown to be effective in reducing seizure frequency and duration. 
Dental Health in Children with Sickle Cell Disease
Children with SCD may present anemia, repeated infections, and shortness of breath.
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Eminent Pediatric Neurosurgeon Gregory W. Hornig, MD, Joins Nicklaus Childrens Hospital
Eminent pediatric neurosurgeon Gregory W. Hornig, MD, has joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Nicklaus Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Receives NAEC Accreditation
The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has received accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.